Definitions

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  • adj. Foul; base; wicked.

Etymologies

From Latin turpis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All Hagee Christians are doomed to the algae coated, mosquito larvae infested turpid water of the boiling frog pond for eternity!

    Think Progress » Robo calls, push polls and other dirty tricks.

  • Treated by potassium ferricyanate it should not be colored blue, nor become turpid when diluted with one-tenth part of water and boiled.

    Photographic Reproduction Processes

  • It does not become turpid by use; it simply turns slightly green from formation of iron nitrate.

    Photographic Reproduction Processes

  • He seeks in vain to occupy his days with rural pursuits, -- he to whom the excitements of a metropolis, with all its corruption and its vices, were the sole sources of the turpid stream that he called "pleasure."

    My Novel — Volume 12

  • Of course he's a 'boy soldier', every Israeli's son or brother and an incarnation of our vulnerability as individuals turpid israel wnats peace, but won't give up some points... and you don't like that. your right.

    The Guardian World News

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  • "I loved you. I was a pentapod monster, but I loved you. I was despicable and brutal, and turpid, and everything, mais je t'amais, je t'amais!"

    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, ch. 32.

    February 5, 2012

  • vile, foul, nasty -- backformation from turpitude?

    December 1, 2006